What We Value

Zavanna’s company culture is defined by excellence, that is, being the best within and outside of our industry. While relevant skills, education and experience are all important factors, what we seek in an employee is a demonstrated alignment with our core values.


We hold a safe operation in the highest regard. We think before we act and pay attention to the safety of every person on site.


We are candid and carry accountability in our actions.


We are ego-less when searching for the best ideas. We share information openly and proactively.


We think strategically, are articulate and make decisions despite ambiguity.


We treat people with respect. We listen so that we can understand.


We focus on results. Our performance is consistently thorough and reliable.


We are driven by continual learning and contribute to areas outside our individual specialties.


We question actions that threaten our values. We speak up even when it’s controversial.


We care intensely. We are tenacious.


We challenge the status quo and re-conceptualize challenges to discover new solutions.

Comprised of nearly 50 employees, Zavanna’s team is collaborative, strategic, hardworking and agile. We take the approach that the right person will be able to learn and achieve anything. If you think you’d be a good fit at Zavanna, check out our open positions. We offer great benefits, short-term bonuses, a Profits Interest Program, a 401(k) Program, and plenty of opportunity to learn and grow.

Open Positions

Zavanna operates differently than others in the industry, and it’s our people who make that difference.

Lease Operator

We are currently hiring a Lease Operator to work our assets in the Williston Basin, ND.

  • Salary is DOE.
  • Schedule is 8 days on, 6 days off.
  • Zavanna offers great benefits, short term bonuses, a Profits Interests Program, a 401(k) program, and more.
  • A production/lease operating background is preferred.  You must have a clean background and driving record as well as the ability to pass a drug test.

Please send your resume to resumes@zavanna.com.

JIB Accountant

The JIB Accountant will own many responsibilities related to the JIB process, as well as help with special projects. This person will work closely within their team as well as with other departments.  They must provide a high quality of work, focus, and attention to detail. Ideally, this person will work to bring new ideas and procedures to the monthly JIB process. Refer below for a general list of responsibilities and qualifications.


  • JIB Process – Prepare entries for billing, process monthly JIB and invoices
  • Deck changes/rebooks – Review and complete deck changes and rebooks in a timely manner; work with Land Department to assure accuracy and understanding of deck changes/rebooks on owner’s accounts; analyze owner WI interest and review with Land
  • Inventory – Full ownership of inventory process including comprehension of Accounting software; ability to process inventory and material transfers; effect of inventory downgrading/material transfers on general ledger; work with field to ensure accurate inventory details
  • AR Balances – Work in coordination with other JIB accountant to create and implement AR write-off process; ensure accurate owner balances and work with Land department to quickly identify suspended balances and how to finalize
  • Invoice Processing – Process invoices, expense reports, and check requests accurately and timely, ensuring correct coding and date application
  • Non-Op JIBs – Enter and process non-op JIBs, including analysis of JIB costs, any new drills, and AFE cost analysis
  • Reconciliations – Complete monthly balance sheet reconciliations as assigned
  • Accruals – Analyze JIB costs including utilizing AP software and field personnel to collect all outstanding invoices related to periods being closed to book accurate and timely accruals for all outstanding JIB costs
  • SWD analysis – Analyze and process salt-water volumes

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • 2+ years of JIB experience with the desire to expand accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, equivalent work experience also accepted
  • OGSYS experience preferred
  • Exhibits high degree of initiative and innovation
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be detail oriented and have a high level of accuracy
  • Takes ownership of work responsibilities both for deadlines and comprehension

Salary Range & Benefits:  $65,000-$95,000 depending on experience.

Please send your resume to resumes@zavanna.com